The MAXIR® is a broad band infra-red filament source with an integral reflector specifically designed for maximum output throughout the IR region.
Materials for Maxir ceramic body design were chosen such that higher filament temperatures could be achieved without excessive heat losses through the lamp body, allowing for more efficient and robust operation.
The MAXIR® is presently available with Sapphire or Zinc Selenide windows, for useable wavelength ranges from 0.43 to 14 microns, depending on the selected window material. Customized reflector shapes and window materials are also available for application specific requirements.
The lamps are operated from a DC power supply. In order to optimize lamp life and allow operation at user-defined set points, the power supply incorporates constant current operation with a ramping function for “soft” startup and shutdown.